CM Buzdar orders suspension of all activities in Punjab for three weeks

By: News Desk      Published: 12:37 AM, 14 Mar, 2020
CM Buzdar orders suspension of all activities in Punjab for three weeks
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar speaks at a meeting.–File photo

Keeping in view the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday took important decisions to prevent spread of virus in the province.

As per chief minister’s orders, all educational institutions, including private and public schools, colleges, medical colleges, technical and vocational institutes and universities, will remain closed for the next three weeks.

“All exams to be held in the next three weeks have been postponed. All tuition centres and seminaries will remain closed for the next three weeks and only foreign students of seminaries will be allowed to stay in hostels. All marriage/banquet halls and marquees in the province will remain closed and all religious gatherings and ceremonies have been postponed for the next three weeks. Jashan-e-Baharan and other festivals in the next three weeks have been cancelled. All government and private sports festivals have been postponed for the next three weeks.

“A ban has been imposed on meetings with prisoners in jails for the next three weeks. Similarly, a ban has been imposed on any type of public gatherings for the next three weeks. The information department will run an effective media campaign in consultation with the Primary Healthcare Department. PSL matches will be played without spectators and all concerned departments will take effective measures and issue guidelines for compliance with the above-mentioned orders. The chief minister’s orders will come into force with immediate effect,” says a handout issued here.